Saint Mary's Welcomes New Director of Admission


Saint Mary's College Welcomes Alumna Home as Director of Admission

Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary’s College
(574) 284-4579

October 14, 2010 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Saint Mary's College is pleased to announce that Kristin McAndrew, a 1994 alumna of Saint Mary's College, recently joined the College as the director of admission. McAndrew has spent her professional life working in admission office positions at liberal arts colleges.

McAndrew started her career at Saint Mary's as an admission counselor. In 1997, she moved to Boston to work as the assistant director of admission at Simmons College, another women’s college. She later worked at Emerson College in Boston for 11 years as assistant and associate director of undergraduate admission, before leading the graduate admission program there for the last three years.

“We are very blessed that Kristin decided to follow her passion and return to undergraduate admission and follow her heart back to her alma mater,” said Mona Bowe, vice president for enrollment management.

McAndrew hit the ground running at Saint Mary's College this fall, heading up events like Senior Preview Days for high school seniors and overseeing admission counselors who are on the road meeting prospective students.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use the leadership skills that I gained as a Saint Mary's woman to support my alma mater. College admission demands ethics, communication skills, and the ability to embrace new technology - all things I learned as a Saint Mary's student,” McAndrew said. “For me, college admission isn't about being a gatekeeper.  It's about educating young women from all different backgrounds and helping them find a place where they can thrive.”

McAndrew earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and humanistic studies from Saint Mary's College. She went on to earn a master’s degree in integrated marketing communication from Emerson College.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report 2011 College Guide. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.